This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. On Remembrance Day in Canada and across the Commonwealth, we pause to take a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge those who continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict, and peace.
With the uptick of COVID-19 cases, many cities across Canada are scaling back their Remembrance Day ceremonies and holding them virtually. We encourage everyone to find a safe way to pay their respects on Remembrance Day, and have found a few options for you to consider:
Poppy donations are expected to be down this year due to fewer retailers allowing physical donation trays, and cadets opting not to participate because of the exposure risks. To tackle this, The Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Canada to bring touchless pay donation boxes across Canada and in select stores in B.C. These boxes will accept touchless donations in two-dollar increments from any tap-enabled device or card. Donors will be able to take a poppy for their donation.
Here are some ways you can donate:
Even though social distancing is keeping us home this year, this November 11th let us come together to remember and honor the lives of those who sacrificed for our country.
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